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Police Dorset

Police officers investigating an alleged assault in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It is reported that between 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday 9 December 2023, a …
coroner next of kin

The Dorset Coroner is seeking the public’s help to find the next of kin of a man who lived in Shaftesbury. Michael Andrew Burgess, who was 71 years old, died at his home …
care home students visit

Gillingham School’s Sixth Form has been working hard to build links with the local community, in a project led by the assistant head of Sixth Form, El Little. Over the course of the …
road closure

Gillingham Town Council last night voted to oppose plans to close the main Gillingham to Shaftesbury road completely for a total of more than three weeks to enable gas connection work to go …
Dorset police

Police officers are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify as they investigate a burglary in Shaftesbury. At around 1am on Friday 24 November 2023 entry was gained to …
Gillingham Mayor Barry Von Clemens, Councillor Val Pothecary and the Media Makers student team.

Over the last eight weeks Gillingham School students have been taking part in a Media Makers Club through the Gillingham Youth Collective. The club has involved young people working after-school developing media skills …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision nesr Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 9.15pm on Friday 29 September …
RiversMeet solar panels

Gillingham’s RiversMeet leisure centre has completed its project with an energy company to install solar panels to help cut electricity bills. Under the arrangement with Conrad Energy a total of 528 panels have …
Constable Gillingham

One of Gillingham’s claims to cultural fame is that the artist John Constable produced two well-known paintings of the town based on his visits here. One is ‘The Bridge at Gillingham’, which is …